Well it’s Monday again. That means it’s time for the latest installment of Worth 1000. So take a look at this weeks collection and if you’re inspired by any of them feel free to comment with 1, 1000, or just 3 good words that come to your mind when you look at them. Also, you can click the individual photos to see some of the words that come to mind from some of us at 3GW.
I was initially drawn to this song due to its beginning and what I suspected was a sample of a song I was familiar with. (Shout out to Supreme Soulfor taking the time to educate the masses on the art of sampling. Check out Sample School at3GW here). After listening a little bit longer, I realized it was from no other than Wale. The first time I really listened to Wale was in 2011 when I heard Chain Music, and I have been hooked ever since. Love Hate Thing, features Sam Dew and is set to appear on Wale’s third studio album entitled The Gifted. Sampling music from Marvin Gaye’s Inner City Blues, Wale talks about his troubles with friends who wish for his downfall as he rises to the top. Set to release today, June 25, The Gifted features music from Tiara Thomas, Rihanna, Meek Mill, Nicki Minaj, and Juicy J to name a few.
Random fact: This isn’t Wale’s first Marvin Gaye sample. He previously sampled “You’re All I Need to Get By” Marvin Gaye’s for his “The Remake Of A Remake (All I Need)”.
During the season 9 finale of Grey’s Anatomy, I was pleasantly surprised to hear a new song by John Legend entitled All of Me. Since that time I’ve been patiently waiting for the single to be released to avail so I decided to post a live version of the song instead. Written about his fiancé, Chrissy Teigen, John Legend expresses why exactly he loves her. According to Chrissy, “The first line of it is ‘What would I do without your smart mouth,’ so if that’s not about me I don’t know what is.”
During a recent interview about his upcoming album with Billboard, Love in the Future, John Legend was asked whether this album contained another hit along the lines of 2005’s R&B top five Ordinary People, and he cited All of Me. He teased, “I don’t want to predict how big it will get but it’s in the same league.” John’s fourth solo album, Love in the Future, is set to release on June 25th.